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The enigma machine held an almost impossible complexity for generating codes. It gave the Nazis a great advantage during World War II since it was beyond the ability of cryptographers to decipher it. It was against this background that Alan … C...

Humanitarian movement for a better world

The world situation in 2016 is grim, making millions of people sad, even miserable. The struggle to protect human rights seem futile. There are so many victims of crimes against humanity in Aleppo. There are so many photos and videos of cruelty, so v...
by Human Rights Alert on Dec 25, 2016

Netizens slam UN rapporteur Dr. Callamard: Go to Syria and Africa, your attention is much needed there!

When United Nations special rapporteur on summary executions Agnes Callamard agreed to come to the Philippines to investigate the situation caused by Duterte's drug war, netizens reacted with loathing.Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panela than ga...
by FilipiNews PH on Dec 17, 2016

December 10 Human Rights Day

Today day is December 10 Human Rights Day observed every year across the world. The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, “the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).”...
by Today Day Info on Dec 9, 2016

A Shocking Story!

I was shocked to hear about the actions of the emergency services who responded to the evacuation of a public school during a recent fire emergency and appalled by the follow-up actions of the Education Department!  The fire was started by arson...
by EphesiansFour12 on Oct 31, 2016

Obama to Duterte: Observe due process and international norms in the War on Drugs

In his most direct criticism yet of his fellow head of state, United States President Barack Obama has called on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Sep 5, 2016

Bahrain must release human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab: Human Rights Watch

A file picture taken on November 2, 2014, shows a Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab looking on at his home in the village of Bani Jamrah, West of Manama. (Photos by AFP)Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on countries who “support pe...

Imprisoned American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal denied hepatitis C treatment

American political prisoner Mumia Abu-JamalA federal judge in the United States has rejected a request from American political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal for life-saving medication that could cure his hepatitis C.The former Black Panther and journalist...

Rights activist, Nedhal al-Salman, banned from leaving Bahrain for possessing info on regime abuse

Nedhal al-Salman, the women and children rights officer at the Bahrain Center for Human RightsBahraini authorities have prevented a senior human rights activist from traveling to Switzerland to attend a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) mee...

Palestinian lives matter and not just when they are lost

The sun sets on the Israel-Gaza border January 4, 2009. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)Palestine has never been the same since the 1917 Balfour Declaration, by which the British government allowed “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for th...

Reckless US police pepper spray 84-year-old black woman: Video

This screenshot shows Geneva Smith, 84, talking to a Fox 23 reporter after police pepper sprayed her in the face on August 7, 2016.Disturbing video has been released showing a police officer pepper spraying an 84-year-old black woman inside her...

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calls on Myanmar to respect human rights, ahead of his visit to Southeast Asian country

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a conference organized by Singapore Management University in Singapore on August 29, 2016. (Photo by AFP)United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on Myanmar's new leadership to pay “full...

US Maine governor Paul LePage calls Blacks, Hispanics 'enemy'

Maine Governor Paul LePage (Reuters photo)A US daily that released a video of the Republican governor of Maine referring to Blacks and Hispanics as “the enemy,” has apologized on behalf of the state for twice electing an “unfit” governor.“P...

US NGO classifies 'White Lives Matter' as hate group

Black officers standing guard at a 'White Lives Matter' rally in Dallas, Texas.An American nonprofit legal advocacy organization tracking hate groups across the United States is classifying the White Lives Matter as one.The group will join others suc...

Pro-Palestine activists protest Israel, Hillary Clinton in Los Angeles

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest on Benedict Canon Drive in Beverly Hills, during a march against US aid to Israel and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, during a nearby fundraiser for Clinton at the home of billionaire Israeli-A...

Jelena Karleusa Caricature

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by Fin Fan Fun on Aug 18, 2016

7 Chicago cops face firing over black teen's shooting death

This file photo taken on December 17, 2015 shows former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged with murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald as he arrives at the Cook County Criminal Court for a status hearing in Chicago, Illin...

Turkey rejects UN allegations of rights abuse

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju BilgicTurkey has rejected allegations of rights abuse made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, criticizing him for the unacceptable remarks.Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic...

US Justice Department report slams racial bias in Baltimore police force

Baltimore Police officers arrest a man following the funeral of Freddie Gray near Mowdamin Mall in Baltimore on April 27, 2015. (Getty Images)Baltimore police officers have routinely violated the constitutional rights of African Americans and repeate...

Battle for Aleppo : Syrian rebels push to break siege

Thousands of Syrian rebel fighters have joined forces to push back the army, in “the great battle for Aleppo” that they hope will end the siege. Some 10,000 fighters have launched an assault against government troops south of the city, in a last-...
by World Affairs on Aug 4, 2016
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